Zachary T. Levine, M.D. FAANS
Board certified neurosurgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery
Areas of Expertise:
Artificial Disk Replacement, Cranial Base Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Image-guided, Computer Assisted Microsurgery, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Stereotactic/Functional Surgery for Movement Disorders and Epilepsy
Zachary T. Levine, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He has advanced training in cranial base surgery and stereotactic/functional surgery for movement disorders and epilepsy. In addition, he has extensive experience in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), image-guided, computer assisted microsurgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and artificial disc replacement. He is the Director of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences at Holy Cross Hospital.
In the constantly innovating field of neurosurgery, Dr. Levine keeps up.
Dr. Levine was the first to perform minimally invasive brain surgery using the BrainPath system in the metropolitan D.C. region, and has been a leader in the neuromodulation/DBS community worldwide. Dr. Levine proctors other surgeons performing DBS, locally and internationally. He is a key opinion leader on the topic and served on the technical advisory board of the company that makes the only DBS devices approved for use by the FDA.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Levine completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine in the honors program. He did his residency in neurological surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center.
Dr. Levine has taught cranial base surgical approaches at national meetings.
Dr. Levine collaborates with the National Institutes of Health, Medical Neurology Branch. His clinical research in skull base surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, and functional neurosurgery has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He patented a technique for cellular transplantation in neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders. He holds memberships in a number of professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society, and the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He is also an alumnus member of the Osler Society. He serves on the medical advisory board of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and on Parkinson Action Network board of directors. His efforts in neurosurgery have been recognized by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has received both the Singer and Resident research awards for his original clinical research in neurosurgery. The Dystonia Association awarded Dr. Levine their Humanitarian Award in 2010 for his efforts in the treatment of dystonia. The Washingtonian has awarded Dr. Levine the title of Top Doctor 2005-2019. Dr. Levine is currently licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
Jay Won Rhee, M.D.
Areas of Expertise:
Adult Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Spinal Oncology
Dr. Rhee has fellowship experience in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, spinal deformity correction, as well as spinal oncology. His interests include but are not limited to, the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spinal deformities, brain and spine oncology, brain and spine stereotactic radiosurgery, cervical disc arthroplasty, and Chiari malformation.
Dr. Rhee serves as the Director of the Neurosurgical Spine Service at Holy Cross Health.
Dr. Rhee graduated with honors in chemistry and history from SUNY Binghamton. He completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. His education continued on to Georgetown University Hospital where he completed his residency in Neurological Surgery as well as a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In addition, he completed a junior instructorship at Johns Hopkins Hospital focusing on the treatment of complex spine pathology, spinal deformity, and spinal oncology. Dr. Rhee has clinical research experience and is published in peer reviewed journals, as well as neurosurgical textbooks. With his expertise, he teaches courses in spinal surgery to orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons alike. He holds membership in the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
David W. Herzig, MD
Areas of expertise:
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neurointerventional Surgery
Dr. Herzig double majored in Chemistry and Biochemistry at NC State University. He worked at St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital in Memphis prior to earning his MD from the University of Tennessee. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Georgetown in 2014, with sub-specialty training in Minimally Invasive Spine and Neurointerventional Surgery.
Dr Herzig has been appointed to the Political Engagement Committee for the North American Spine Society (NASS).
The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary society that furthers the science, outcome, and progress of spinal surgery. As a member if this committee Dr. Herzig will be assisting NASS and its relationship with government institutions. This should help with access, funding, and research for spinal surgery and disorders. Dr. Herzig is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Herzig enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie, sons Knox and Duke, and their rescue dogs Dug and Lola.